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CAHeraldDriver
July 13, 2017, 6:00pm Report to Moderator

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Hello Everyone!
I just traded my 1969 Spitfire for a 1968 Herald 13/60 convertible, one of only 4 or 5 in United States (my particular car was sold new in Nassau, Bahamas). So far, I love the car and it has been the best trade I've ever made!
One minor foible, it tends to dump coolant out of the vent tube after a drive (I'm in California, where it is currently very warm). I'd like to install a Spitfire/Vitesse style coolant overflow bottle on my car, but I have no idea where I can place it.
I can't mount it behind the radiator on the right hand side, it will foul the fan or oil dipstick. I'm thinking in front of the radiator (as on my previous Spitfire), but I'm worried the bonnet will catch it or it will block airflow to the radiator.
Any recommendations? Has anyone added a bottle to their Herald?
Cheers!
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Dogsbody47uk
July 13, 2017, 6:32pm Report to Moderator
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Yes. Mine is mounted in front but to the right hand side of the radiator on a home made bracket attached to the bracket provided for the Vitesse radiator. It rubs slightly against the bonnet stay so a little padding is in order. It's been this way for 3 years now as I fitted a wide radiator at the same time and have had no cooling problems. Cheers, Dave.


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pagey
July 13, 2017, 7:51pm Report to Moderator
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The 13/60 never had a bottle that I know of but I had the same issue recently where mine would run fine when I was out and about and as soon as I stopped and turned the engine off it would dump a litre of more of coolant. I immediately worried about head gaskets etc but after a lot of checking it turned out I had the wrong radiator cap fitted. The radiator fitted had the wide fins so was able to take 7lbs or 13 lbs cap. Mine was fitted with a 7lbs cap as soon as I swapped that for a 13lbs cap the problem stopped. Just a thought ?
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Matt306
July 13, 2017, 9:42pm Report to Moderator

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I had this problem, i was told it was an air lock , the 13/60 didnt have a bottle. Mine does seem to have gone after extensive bleeding, i think i needed to elevate the front end a bit though.


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poppyman
July 13, 2017, 9:58pm Report to Moderator
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a lot of cars in the 60s and 70s were b#######s to bleed and when an old guy in the garage suggested jacking them up at the front and making sure the heater was on hot hey! problem solved i still use that way on any of my classics today if they wont play ball
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poppyman
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a lot of cars in the 60s and 70s were b#######s to bleed and when an old guy in the garage suggested jacking them up at the front and making sure the heater was on hot hey! problem solved i still use that way on any of my classics today if they wont play ball
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Jonny-Jimbo
July 14, 2017, 7:00am Report to Moderator

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It was part of the factory bleeding procedure on Ginetta G15s! Jack the front up by at least a foot etc... The main issue being that the G15s had the rad in the front, sometimes at a slight angle too, but the engine in the back with long parallel water pipes running through the chassis. It could take a very long time and many attempts to get them bled properly.


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CAHeraldDriver
July 15, 2017, 6:03pm Report to Moderator

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Thank you all for your help and feedback!
I ordered a new radiator cap from Canley's, the car has a 15 lbs AC brand cap on it at the moment. It is only 2 lbs difference form the stock 13 lbs cap, but it may make a difference.
If that doesn't work, a friend in the club gave me an old Spitfire recovery bottle bracket which I can modify to mount in front of the radiator as Dogsbody47uk mentioned.
I'll keep you all posted on my progress! Thank you all again!
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herald948
July 15, 2017, 7:54pm Report to Moderator


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Just curious: Which radiator do you have? Is it an original-style "narrow" radiator, or was it replaced at some point with a "wide" radiator?


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